Monday, July 23, 2012

There has not been a stitching update in awhile.  Why not,  because I was not stitching.  So what to do, what to do.  My brain wants to stitch, but it can’t convince my hands to pick up the needle.  All those wips out there, all those HAED half (quarter) done pages.

All those NON HAED pages begging for a little attention.  Some of them with so few stitches left one good stitching week and they would move from the WIP to the finished…

Knowing, wanting to do something, I started reading blogs.  Lots of blogs, lots of blogs where you guys did all types of stitching.  All different designers.   Reading about specialty stitches, online SALS and online tutorials.   Meari posted great instructions about her Chatalaine project, Japanese Garden.  There are so many beautiful  Norah Corbett’s, thank you Koehler Kreations and Joan Elliot’s, thank you Manbroider .

 Not taking anything away from my HAED, because I love HAED and I so love those projects.  But  I did not want to do a new HAED start but I wanted something different.  Michele, you know how much I love you guys.

Stitching the Night Away
Ornament Pattern Club
Changed Colors to DMC 666 and 606
So as I am blog hopping I find Stitching the Night Away and I join their blog hop, and I join their Ornament Pattern club.  So quickly I got my first ornament and here you go, I have a finish.  Yes a small one, but it’s a finish.  Like when losing weight – celebrate even the ½ pounds. 

I ordered from 123stitch my first Chatalaine Medieval Mandala – this is so me.   

From Fabulous Froggers Blog I learned about Around the World in 80 stitches and joined that at Papillon Creations basically to learn about all the different types of stitching done all over the world. 

From Gizzimono I searched out GeckoRouge and have my wonderful Whimsical Shoes, I posted about earlier this month.

Dang I feel like I just won an Oscar and who do I thank – I know it is from all of the blogs I read over the past week – please review my blog ‘s to the right – cause every author has something amazingly wonderful to show and share.  And I do have to stop this post, or no one will read to the end. 

So bottom line, I am going to change my focus for the rest of the years.  If I try to complete all my 2012 HAED goals I will get none done, but I have not quite figured out the new plan.  Do I need one, no I don’t think I really do, I think I just need to stitch.


  1. I"m glad you've picked up needle again and every stitch counts no matter how big or small your project is!

    That's a great little finish, congratulations!

    1. So true, every stitch does count - my goodness this whole thing I am stressing over reminds me of my weight loss journey...UGH... I do love my new ornament and will be making a few more for sure

  2. Congrats on your finish!!

    I only want to say: follow your heart!! If it makes you happy to have a few finishes, focus on those pieces you know are close to the finish line! If you want to start a piece that is totally you, do that!

    HAEDs are longterm projects... Goals are just that: goals. Maybe you need to adjust them a little. Again, just follow your heart!

    1. Thank you for your support - So true goals are just that - and I am going to follow my heart. Thank you Liesbeth...

  3. I have definitely gone through periods like that, where I want to stitch so badly, but I just can't seem to make myself pick up the needle and get started. I'm glad you were able to find lots of other constructive and stitchy things to focus on. I say stitch what you want, don't stitch what you don't want, and that will make it easier to turn the 'want to stitch' into a 'look what I just finished'! :)

  4. Love your ornament! You should just stitch whatever you think would make you happy at the moment. Doesn't have to be a big one; smaller ones give faster satisfaction - like the ornament!

    The beauty of making my own stitching goals is that I can change them on a whim and trust me when I say I do!

  5. Sounds like you're going to be busy for a long, long, long time. :) We're such terrible enablers, aren't we?


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